Grant Shapps has written a scathing article for The Sun about Theresa May’s team, in which he claims countless of her own MPs were “left bemused and excluded, not having exchanged a single word with the PM.”
Shapps is the MP for Welwyn Hatfield, and a former Tory party chairman.
He accuses Theresa May’s administration of “obsessive centralisation” and says her aides were “dysfunctional, arrogant and corrosive” – but that her decency and loyalty meant she would do more for them as they had gained her trust.
The PM is fundamentally a decent woman who is extremely cautious, slow to develop relationships and even slower to trust others.
Filling these gaps, her long-term advisers have become her heart, mind and soul.
-Shapps, for The Sun
He insists the only way she will manage in the year ahead is to “operate a completely different model” – suggesting she include more people, listen to more ideas and “make better use of the party’s broad talent.”
- The Sun – GRANT SHAPPS Dysfunctional, corrosive, arrogant, catastrophic: former Tory party chairman’s damning verdict on the team behind Theresa May